New fitness apps offer easy ways to get a trainer to your door in a flash

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Like Uber for personal training, Handstand and Fitspot apps offer trainers to your door in a flash.

What Uber did for quick transport, Fitspot and Handstand apps are doing for personal training.

"Within 30 minutes you can have or meet a trainer at one of our locations or at a park," said Fitspot CEO Jonathan Cohn.

Tiffany Hakimianpour launched Handstand app four months ago after experiencing a void in her own program.

"I just needed to workout. I needed it to be convenient, affordable, on my own time," said Hakimianpour.

Both apps let you log on and look at your choice of trainer and genre, such as CrossFit, strength, yoga, Pilates and boxing. Fitspot added tennis, and Handstand expanded to mix workouts like Yogalates.

The Fitspot app lets you choose from a variety of workout genres, such as CrossFit, Pilates, yoga, tennis, boxing and strength training.


"All trainers are quality insured, have national certifications, $1 million-plus liability insurance, as well as being vetted by us and undergo a third party background check," said Cohn.

Handstand also vets their trainers as well, with options to chat with a trainer before you buy.

The Handstand app lets you view trainer details and chat with a trainer before you buy a session.


"Tell them a little bit about yourself, if you have any injuries, if you need any special help, if you have equipment if you don't," explained Hakimianpour. "The user will also be able to upload a photo so both sides can see who they're training with."

Fitspot charges $59 for a private session. If you meet the trainer at one of the select Fitspot gyms, there is a gym fee of $10-$15 added.

Handstand is $49 a session with their trainers coming to you or a designated place like a park.

For those who don't have a budget for one-on-one training, both apps offer group personal training that brings the price down per person. But of course the big challenge, you have to make your friends accountable.

"Double sessions are $70 so if you want to work out with a friend you can split the session," said Cohn.

"If you want to have a group session it's an extra $10," said Hakimianpour.

Seemingly quick and easy... except for the exercise part.

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